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NASA Launches Experimental Heat Shield Capsule
2012-07-23 08:41:19

An rocket carrying an experimental project blasted off from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia this morning just after 7 a.m. EST.

IRVE-3 Flight Hardware Test Sounding Rocket
2012-07-20 05:51:43

NASA will launch an inflatable aeroshell/heat shield technology demonstrator on a Black Brant XI sounding rocket July 22 from the agency's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Mars Science Lab Trajectory Maneuver Slated For Jan. 11
2012-01-07 06:08:58

An engine firing on Jan. 11 will be the biggest maneuver that NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft will perform on its flight between Earth and Mars.

Image 1 - Mars Science Laboratory Meets Its Match In Florida
2011-10-06 08:19:14

In preparation for launch later this year, the "back shell powered descent vehicle" configuration containing NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, has been placed on the spacecraft's heat shield.

2011-06-23 10:08:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's next Mars rover has completed the journey from its California birthplace to Florida in preparation for launch this fall. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, also known as Curiosity, arrived Wednesday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center aboard an Air Force C-17 transport plane.

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2011-05-25 07:32:45

Officials said Tuesday that work to prepare NASA's new Mars rover for launch has been halted to allow safety reviews after a crane operations accident at the Kennedy Space Center.

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2011-05-16 05:50:00

An Air Force C-17 transport plane delivered the heat shield, back shell and cruise stage of the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft to NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla, on May 12, 2011.


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